Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday to denounce the U.S. for calling for "moral sanctions" while talking about "human rights issue":
Shortly ago, the U.S. sent the former UN special rapporteur related
to the human rights performance in Korea to Seoul to let him talk such
rubbish that "moral sanctions" should be slapped against the DPRK to
restrict its teams' participation in international sports games such as
Olympics or bar it from making sports exchanges with other countries,
while finding fault with its non-existent "human rights issue".
What he uttered is something which would make even a cat laugh as it
is just sophism of an unenlightened and mentally deranged man devoid of
elementary common sense about the noble spirit of Olympics having
peace, friendship, solidarity and cooperation as its basic mission, and
universally recognized principles.
As for the former special rapporteur, he, while working as an
official at the UN, acted as a puppet of the U.S., bereft of any
impartiality. He parroted lies cooked up by hostile forces and played
the role of a shock brigade in kicking up the "human rights" campaign
against the DPRK.
The situation clearly proves how just the DPRK was when it did not
deal with him at all, to say nothing of acknowledging him from the
Irony is that no sooner had the U.S. let this bete noire forsaken by
the public stage a funny charade of calling for restricting the DPRK's
participation in Olympics than a spokesman for the East Asia-Pacific
Affairs of the U.S. State Department supported his assertion, saying
that his utterances had something to reckon with and this is an issue
which should be tabled at the UN.
Recently the U.S. State Secretary, the assistant secretary of the
State for East Asia-Pacific Affairs, the U.S. representative to the UN
and other officials are denouncing "human rights situation" in the DPRK
whenever an opportunity is presented regardless of time and place, and
even went busy meeting "defectors from the north" who are no more than
human scum. Not content with this, they instigated the newly appointed
UN special rapporteur to submit an anti-DPRK "human rights report"
peppered with lies and fabrications to the UN General Assembly now in
This only clearly proves how wretched the U.S. has become though it
styles itself the world's only superpower, and what reckless phase the
U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK has reached.
They are seriously mistaken if they think they can make the DPRK
embarrassed by raising such "moral sanctions" as restricting its
participation in international sports games or banning it from making
sports exchange with other countries.
We do not care whether such issue is tabled at the UN or not but the
U.S. and its vassal forces will be held wholly responsible for
unpredictable and serious consequences to be entailed by that action.